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Omicron variant sparks travel bans and worries scientists

The discovery of a new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant by South African health authorities has sparked a forceful reaction across the world, with a number of countries banning travelers from several southern African countries.

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Are mushroom coffins the secret to an eco-friendly death?

Fungi are not fussy diners. Cardboard, plastic, jet fuel and asbestos -- fungi will devour them all. In 2007, scientists studying Chernobyl's blighted landscape discovered a fungus capable of "eating" radiation. It almost goes without saying, then, that fungi have little trouble decomposing us.

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New research reveals mysterious origins of domestic horses

The domestication of horses changed the course of human history, but scientists have tried for years to figure out when and where this crucial event happened. Now, evidence from a new study using DNA analysis suggests horses were first domesticated 4,200 years ago in the steppes of the Black Sea region, part of modern-day Russia, before spreading across Asia and Europe in the centuries that followed.

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